Arts Umbrella is a place where young artists ages 2 to 22 cultivate their creativity through Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts programming. We believe that art is powerful—powerful enough to change the lives of kids in incredible ways.
When young people connect with the arts, they gain self-confidence, develop self-discipline, and discover creative expression—skills they’ll carry with them for life. Art comes in many forms, so Arts Umbrella inspires creativity through painting, drawing, music, photography, theatre, dance, architecture, animation, technology, media arts, and more. We base our classes on arts education principles, hire practicing artists to provide innovative instruction, and use top-notch studio supplies.
At four facilities across metro Vancouver, Arts Umbrella enrolls children, youth, and teens in over 1,000 classes every year. To ensure that all kids have access to the arts, we offer scholarships and bursaries, and provide a range of free-of-charge community programs at schools and community centres. Each year, more than 22,000 children experience the arts at Arts Umbrella, with two-thirds participating at little to no cost to families. Our mission is to be Canada’s leader in arts education for young people, a place that builds community and delivers profound life experiences through our commitment to innovation, excellence, and inclusivity.
Experience limitless creativity. Join the Arts Umbrella community!
Register: Find a favourite class for your young artist.
Donate: Give today to share our community programs with more kids in need.
Volunteer: Help out with a community program
Attend: support our students by attending a theatre performance, dance show, or art exhibit
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